Secondary Trail Closure
Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »
A long-established recreational activity in the area, hunters were instrumental in protecting this corner of remote, wild Florida. Hunting activities continue today and include seasons for archery, muzzle loading and general gun. Typical game species are white-tailed deer, turkey and hogs. Alligator hunting is not allowed within the national preserve.
Hunting within the Preserve is managed cooperatively between the National Park Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Did You Know?
The white-tailed deer has a vertical leap of nine feet! This is a useful skill to have when evading predators. How high can you jump?